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U of G, VRIC announce collaboration
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) and the University of Guelph have announced a new research partnership for the Canadian horticulture industry. Researcher Dr. Youbin Zheng begins immediately as the Vineland/University of Guelph Chair in Environmental Horticulture. It is hoped this position will improve collaboration across Canadian research networks and speed access to new technologies and innovations for industry.
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Impact to be marketed by Engage Agro N.B. apple grower hosts 2012 Ag Safety Week launch
The 2010 eastern launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) will be hosted by Coburn Farms Apple Cider at Keswick Ridge near Fredericton, N.B., on March 8 at 10 a.m. "We've never had a serious work-related injury and we’re proud of that safety record,” says David Coburn, owner of Coburn Farms. “The health and well being of my family, workers and animals are very important to me. When everyone is healthy, the whole farm runs better."
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Potatoes worth one billion dollars to P.E.I. Potatoes worth one billion dollars to P.E.I.
While the potato industry has long been acknowledged as integral to P.E.I.’s economy, a new study is showing the public just how important spuds are to the province. A new economic impact study suggests that potatoes are worth more than $1 billion of P.E.I.’s total yearly economic output.
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Feds helping productivity Feds helping productivity on vegetable farms
New research investment will help vegetable producers become more productive and profitable. The federal government recently announced an investment of more than $230,000 for the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) to discover the optimal soil conditions for growing cover crops as part of crop rotation.
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